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Ground Transportation
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Ground Transportation

Within the Santo Domingo metropolitan area, the Santo Domingo Metro runs north to south and vice versa for a distance of 15 kilometers along 16 strategically placed stations in the city. Safe and efficient secondary transportation is available at each metro stop thanks to the Fondo de Desarrollo del Transporte Terrestre (FONDET). See attached route map.
The city of Santo Domingo also has permanent public transportation inside the metropolitan area that is provided and regulated by the Oficina Metropolitana de Servicios de Autobuses (OMSA).
There are eight different bus routes covered by Mercedes Benz and Volvo BUSCAAR buses, which transport passengers for a fee that ranges from RD$10 to RD$15 from 6:00 am to 9:30 pm.
Taxis offering transportation services in the city of Santo Domingo are easily located at airports, ports, the Colonial Zone and all hotels, where visitors can usually also find a board with information regarding taxi tariffs. Usually taxi cabs are cream-colored and are idsentified by a sign reading “TAXI TURÍSTICO” along with the code for the vehicle assigned by the Ministry of Tourism painted on its doors.
Whether you are in the city or in other towns, it is not advisable to utilize the services of vehicles that are not properly identified as taxis. Also, the motoconcho (motorcycle taxi) might be a popular transportation mode for some locals is, but these are also not recommended as they are unsafe and no insurance will cover accidents or damages that take place in these unorthodox taxis.
For transportation from one city or town to another there are several reputable companies that have a long and distinguished track record in offering safe, efficient and timely transportation via comfortable air-conditioned buses.
Visitors will find car rental offices and services conveniently located in all airports. The minimum required age for renting a car in the country is 25. For renting vehicles, a valid driver’s license - whether local, international or issued at the renter’s country of origin- and a credit card are required.
The Dominican Republic has right hand traffic (RHT). Gas stations measure fuel in American Gallons. Tolls are charged on highways.

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